Wednesday, June 20, 2012

World Refugee Day: One day if you had to leave your country..

Today is the U.N designated World Refugee Day. Today, please take a moment to remember approximately 10.5 million world refugees who were forced to leave their homes in search of basic security that we take for granted each and everyday --food, water, war-free country, education, religious persecution and many more.

It never takes much to learn, to be informed or to participate in helping and understanding the lives of refugees. 
Watch this inspiring video about a Cambodian Refugee

Or read this interesting Myths Buster about Refugee Resettlement!

If you are looking for ways to support refugees, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service have resources for advocacy that you can easily access on their website at Resources for Advocacy

  • Advocacy Postcard - Print on any color card stock and send to your members of Congress, urging them to promote laws that welcome refugees.

  • Advocacy Toolkit - Incorporate advocacy into your observance of World Refugee Day with guidance and resources from this toolkit.

But above all, please take time to learn and care about the issue and share that with others. That is one of the greatest way to show your love and support. 

Thank you and have a wonderful day!!

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJune 20, 2012

    Excellently worded!! I liked the addition of the political toolkit. Helps folks to make their views heard in a quick & simple format :)